Shelbyville police are investigating what led someone to shoot out a drive-thru window at a KFC restaurant Monday afternoon. Witnesses say it was over a fork and a napkin.
Shelby County dispatch confirmed Shelbyville police were called to the KFC for a report of a shooting, but so far, the department hasn’t released any details.
A message was taped to the door Monday evening saying the restaurant was closed but offered no explanation.
Witnesses tell WLKY a female customer shot through the window after she didn’t receive a napkin and fork.
Charlene Witt is the manager at the Subway restaurant directly across from KFC.
“I just can’t even think about what was going through their head to pull out a gun and shoot a window. It’s scary,” Witt said.
Witt was inside the restaurant when the shooting happened.
“I had a regular customer come in and say, ‘Did you hear about what just happened at KFC?’ I was, like, ‘No.’ He was, like, ‘Someone just shot the window out over here,'” Witt said.
A KFC spokesperson released this statement to WLKY:
“First and foremost we are grateful that no one was injured. We are working with local authorities as they investigate the incident.”
The restaurant has several cameras in the drive-thru and witnesses say police have a clear picture of the vehicle, but so far those images have not been released.
Witt is using this moment to remind her own employees about how to handle angry customers.
“If someone comes in irate, just give them what they want. Just give them what they want and be done with it and get them out of the store as quick as you can,” Witt said.
KFC remained closed after Monday’s shooting, but the company says it will be back open for business Tuesday.
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